Try This Red Wine Sangria

Monday, July 29, 2019 Food

Try This Easy Red Wine Sangria

Looking for a great drink to have on those summer evenings ,This Easy Red Wine Sangria is why porches, summer get-togethers, and days at the beach were invented!

The beauty of this red wine sangria is its simplicity. Red wine, liqueur, and fruit served over ice pretty much sums up the drink. 

 No special ingredients to hunt down. A quick mix, and I have a refreshing drink meant for sipping with good friends on those summer nights.

WHAT IS A SANGRIA

 Sangria is basically a big batch wine cocktail made with red or white wine, liqueur and/or brandy, and fruit such as oranges and apples. You can also cut the alcohol by adding carbonated water, tonic, or lemon lime soda.

Best Sangria Recipe - orange slices in a pitcher of sangria on a silver tray with two poured glasses of sangria

WHAT IS THE BEST WINE FOR SANGRIA

For this recipe, Im using a red wine as the base. You can use other wines, such as merlot—as long as the wine has fruity undertones, you can use it for sangria.

Choose an inexpensive bottle, you’re doctoring it up, so you don’t need a wine with subtle nuanced flavors. You definitely don’t want no MadDog 20/20. I spent $14 on the bottle I used for this recipe, and it was perfect.

WHAT IS A GOOD FRUIT FOR SANGRIA

Citrus fruits like oranges and lemons are common additions to sangria. They add color and flavor to the drink, but also over time. The longer fruit and spices sit in the concoction, the more complex and fruity the flavor becomes.

Apples and pears are also common additions to sangria.

 

HOW TO MAKE SANGRIA

Sangria is one of the easiest cocktails to make!

  • 2 cups Red Table Wine  (of your choice)
  • 1 cup Peach Brandy
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • Any fruit you may want to add 

 

I also have one for a Cranberry Apple Sangria here